The Pretoria black commuting study questioned 1045 commuters about total travel times and seven other important transport attributes. Total travel times were long: 55 per cent travelled over 91 minutes to reach work. Old, low-income and little educated commuters were particularly likely to have long travel times. Total travel time (including walk, wait and transfer times) was a major problem to the commuters and the third most unsatisfactory attribute investigated, with 62 per cent dissatisfied. Travel times of up to 60 minutes were generally acceptable and times of 61 to 75 minutes were associated with mixed views, but most commuters were clearly dissatisfied with journeys longer than 75 minutes. Crowded conditions markedly increased dissatisfaction with all journey times, but education, age, income and sex had no effect on the level of dissatisfaction. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Institute for Transport & Rd Res S Af

    P.O. Box 395
    Pretoria 0001, Transvaal,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • MORRIS, N
  • Publication Date: 1982-9

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NITRR BCP 7 Spec Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM